I initially, when I went to college, was going to be a pediatrician, and I was lucky enough to get a position in neonatology. So if you had twins born prematurely and one died, I would set you up with another family that had the exact same scenario a year to three years before so that you had somebody who could really understand what you were going through. And I made some of these awesome connections. And in that, got invited to do some genetic research with one of the doctors who was into genetics but also a neonatologist, and got to work on the cleft palate and finding the loci that that was associated with. And that got me initially interested in dentistry.
At the same time, I got into a lab with the HPV vaccine and the creation of that, and the initial clinical trials associated with the HPV vaccine. And through that, I got to know a doctor who worked all the time. And with my personality and my love for art and working with my hands, I just really discovered dentistry was the right fit. So I signed up not knowing how much I was going to like it. The first week I knew, this is the perfect job. I could talk all day and nobody can talk back.
My most recent with U of M, I took a course on (inaudible) and fillers, which I had never done, which was really interesting. Previously to that, I've done, out in New York, implant training, placing implants, restoring implants. I do a lot of CE on pediatrics. It's just an interest of mine and something I like to focus on. A lot of surgery and endo CE. Endo is doing root canals, and so there's a lot of different techniques out there, a lot of tools, and I'm just always trying different things to see what I like the best.
Dr. Post is the owner and the leader of our team at Northwest Dental Group. She is a 2003 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and completed a general practice residency at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics. An artist at heart, she loves helping patients create their dream smiles. She also makes comfort a top priority for all her patients.
Dr. Post has completed advanced training in using an STA wand for painless anesthetic and is certified to administer all forms of dental sedation including IV sedation, local anesthetic, CPR, AED, and first aid. She has additional training in OSHA and HIPAA compliance, implant dentistry, same-day dental crowns, Invisalign, and SI 5-star phone certification.
Away from the office, you’ll find her coaching one of her three children in basketball, traveling on mission trips (Costa Rica, Haiti, and MSP), or supporting the ISU Cyclones with her husband.